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Who are occupational therapists and how can they help our family?

... get back on their feet after illness or injury. Their aim is to help people retain their independence as much as possible and to continue with the activities they need to do or enjoy, like hobbies and social activities. When we meet occupational therapists in hospital it's ...

Gardening tips for older people

... with the planting so they can do the tending? In my parents' garden it is green beans, tomatoes and cosmos that have continued to give pleasure and picking for many years. Tools When getting down and dirty starts to be too arduous there's a whole range ...

Caring for a father with Parkinson's

... had written some 43 books. Now his shoulders and hands were affected to the extent where he could no longer use his computer nor continue his research. He had to stop. His medical analysis was quite frankly poor and very slow. After many months he was ...

How to help your parents manage tinnitus

... a ringing in your ears. The sound is a symptom generated within the inner pathways of your ear and can differ in pitch and continuity depending on a person's individual case. The noise may occur in one or both ears or the head and can be a single ...

Caring for a mother-in-law with cancer

... cared for him throughout the course of their marriage, putting his wellbeing above all else. The road to diagnosis Once widowed, Sylvia continued to live in the same apartment where she'd raised her sons, choosing to restrict herself to her Brooklyn neighbourhood, except when it ...

What to look for in mobility aids for your parents

... . Becoming less mobile can lead to a loss of self-esteem and confidence. They may need support to enable them to stay independent and continue to live in the comfort of their own home. If your parents are ageing and becoming less steady on their feet, they ...

Getting connected using a tablet computer: product review

... update. Sight and Sound Technology, who developed the Respexi with the benefit of experience in technology for the blind, is committed to continuing development. Updates will be carried out remotely so there is little for the user to do except accept them. So here's what ...

Tips on dementia and the family fall-out

... mum out for a brief time had become rather harder. I took great pains to find the dog a good new home and he continues to thrive several years after mum's death. You're allowed to be tired Caring for an ageing parent with any problem is exhausting. ...

How tradition makes living with dad the obvious choice

... family still miss my mother-in-law and I remain sensitive to the routine that my father-in-law is used to. So, for example, I continued to cook Indian food 3/4 times a week just as she did. After 15 months together we decided it would be ...

Incoherent Codes of Practice: Energy Companies

... , because of your age, health, disability or financial circumstances)" it may share your information with "social services charities, healthcare and other support organisations" to help "by making sure there is a gas or electricity supply to your home" (10.7 ...